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 AMD A-Series Chipsets

AMD A-Series Chipset
 
 
 

​AMD A-series chipsets are designed to unleash the performance of the AMD Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) and are offered in a variety of different I/O configurations. The A88X even offers end users the capability to run dual discrete graphics units (dGPUs) simultaneously in an AMD CrossFire™ technology configuration.

 
 
 

 ​FM2+ platform

Platform features for FM2+

  • AMD dual graphics – Boost graphics performance when pairing AMD APUs and select AMD graphics cards2
  • AMD memory profiles – New memory profiles boost graphics and OpenCL™ performance3
  • AMD configurable TDP – Customize platform power limits for unique usages and form factors
  • AMD Eyefinity technology – Supports up to 3+1 monitor outputs for a visual surround experience 4
  • AMD Start Now technology – Resume from sleep in 1.5 seconds and fast boot in as few as 7 seconds5,6

 

A88X FM2+ 

Performance-class motherboards

  • AMD CrossFire™ technology-ready
  • Featuring AMP, configurable TDP and full RAID options
  • Best overclocking1
  • Recommended product pairing – A10, A8
A78X FM2+ 

Media-class motherboards

  • PCIe® Gen 3 graphics-ready
  • Native six SATA 3.0 and four USB 3.0
  • Overclocking1
  • Recommended product pairing – A8, A6
A68h FM2+ 

Entry-class motherboards

  • Entry FM2+ board
  • Native four SATA 3.0 and two USB 3.0
  • AMD Radeon™ Dual Graphics-capable
  • Support for DDR3-2133
  • Replacing the A58 in Q4 '14
  • Recommended product pairing – AMD A6, A4 APUs
A58X FM2+ 
  • Entry into FM2+
  • AMD dual graphics-capable
  • Support for DDR3-2133
  • Recommended product pairing – A6, A4

 FM2 platform

A85X 

Performance-class motherboards

  • AMD CrossFire™ technology-ready
  • 8 SATA 6 GB/s
  • Best overclocking1
  • Recommended product pairing A10, A8
A75 

Media-class motherboards

  • Native USB 3.0
  • 6 SATA 6 GB/s
  • Overclocking1
  • Recommended product pairing – A8, A6
A55 
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Entry-class motherboards

  • Affordable entry into FM2
  • AMD dual graphics capable
  • Support for DDR3-1866
  • Recommended product pairing – A6, A4

 Specs

FM2 FM2+
Easy upgrade path featuring latest USB and SATA technologies​Backwards compatible, future-ready and PCIe® Gen3.0-ready
CHIPSET BRAND A85X A75 A55 A88X A78A68H​ A58
PCI EXPRESS®1x16 / 2x81x161x161x16 / 2x81x16​1x161x16
SATA (3G)8 (8)6 (6)6 (0)8 (8)6 (6)​4 (4)6 (0)
RAID0, 1, 5, 100, 1, 100, 1, 100, 1, 5, 100, 1, 10​0, 1, 100, 1, 10
RAID DRIVERPromisePromisePromiseDot HillDot Hill​Dot HillDot Hill
USB (3.0)14 (4)14 (4)14 (0)14 (4)14 (4)​10 (2)14 (0)

 

  

  

  

  

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